Next, let's focus on this month's most important advances in technology, starting with a new breakthrough in biomaterials.
Disc degeneration is a common problem as people age. Over time, the soft, compressible discs that work as the spine's shock absorbers break down.
Although this can occur anywhere along the spine, it mainly happens near the neck and lower back, causing intense pain. Individuals with this condition can also develop herniated discs, osteoarthritis, or spinal narrowing, known as spinal stenosis.